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US NEXCOM Selects ViaSat Managed Wi-Fi Services

By Caleb Henry | June 10, 2015
      US Navy NEXCOM

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      [Via Satellite 06-10-2015] The United States Navy Exchange Service Command’s Telecommunications Program Office (NEXCOM TPO) has expanded its partnership with ViaSat to upgrade its wireless Internet and voice services, and provide a global enterprise-wide Wi-Fi system to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities, Unaccompanied Housing (UH), Navy Lodges and Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS).

      NEXCOM TPO is the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) designee for all unofficial, personal Navy telecommunications. The office first partnered with ViaSat in 2011.

      Through the new expanded agreement, ViaSat will implement a large-scale hospitality system that includes use of its managed Wi-Fi services to more than 100,000 transient sailors in more than 24,000 guest rooms and suites outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS). Additionally, the company is providing service to more than 70,000 residents of Navy UH bachelors’ quarters and OCONUS family housing units, along with continued support of MWR facilities, including fleet and family service centers, bowling alleys, liberty centers, libraries and child development centers.

      ViaSat’s installations will include: Wi-Fi Internet services; a scalable cloud-based voice calling system; a legacy infrastructure upgrade to provide a pathway to future applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV); and advanced online reporting through the ViaSat TRACKOS management platform.